Jaquarius Landrews was one of the top performers at Mississippi State's One Day camp

While Mississippi State has their eyes on the 2017 recruiting class, a standout at Friday's camp was a prospect who could enroll for the 2016 season. McComb, Mississippi native, Jaquarius Landrews now enrolled at Co-Lin may have a chance to make a move to the major college level this summer than next.

Out of McComb High School, Landrews went largely unnoticed. A late qualifier, the talented corner saw signing day come and go without a major college offer. Looking to improve his stock as a prospect, Landews made the move to Wesson, Mississippi and joined the Wolfpack of Co-Lin.

"I played last year at Co-Lin," Landrews said. "I had two interceptions including the game winner against East Mississippi. It was a real good year for me, especially just being a freshman."

As a full qualifier out of high school, Landrews is not subject to same level of scrutiny that non-qualifiers are as far as moving on the major college level. Landrews is not subject to the three semester rule and is not required to earn his associate's degree before transferring to the next level.

A handful of programs have recently reached out to see if the talented Landrews was interested in making a move this summer.

"I have heard from Arkansas-Monticello, Middle Tennessee and Minnesota so far," Landrews said. "I came to Mississippi State today just to see how things would go. It went really well. I just tried to come in here humble. I didn't want anybody to do better than me today, so I did all I could to take of mine."

Should the Bulldogs offer, there may be a pretty short courtship. As the former teammate of Bulldogs Deonte Evans (McComb High) and Lashard Durr (Co-Lin), Landrews has some personal connections to the Mississippi State program.

"I like Mississippi State." Landrews said. "It's close to home and that's the offer I have been waiting on. They have a great program here. If they offered me, I would be able to enroll this year. I am just waiting to hear."

The Bulldogs signed just 18 prospect during the 2016 recruiting cycle in February. Since that time, State has added wide receiver Osirus Mitchell of Sarasota, Florida and is in the running for Blount High School (AL) wide out Reggie Todd.  Landrews is now firmly in the mix for a possible late offer.


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